I am Cengiz, an electronics engineer and for the last 6 years I have been doing technology consulting and project management in various projects
For a long time I tried to find a way to run away from this system, city, and fabricated life it creates, to do so I always dreamed establish a self sustainable permaculture farm in nature.
After 3 years of searching, I found the land in Turkey Bodrum / Gökpınar village and bought it.
While I was young I wanted to spend this life model that most people imagined, delayed or expected when they retire.
At first we were planning to buy a prefabricated house to manage the farm. Luckily, in a project I'm abroad, my friend Paul Richardson, an architect, told me about natural eco_structures, and I realized that I had to build from these houses, which is a great harmony with nature.
I left the company I was working with, and I became officially a farmer. Still working working on part-time projects to make this project a reality, and I started to build Permaculture farm from scratch with all my savings, family support and under the guidance of Paul.
Paul first came to the land, where he spent a lot of time planning this design as it would be best suited to the land and its nature.
We started to take action in early June. We opened the artesian well needed by the permaculture system. Then we finished the excavations for the irrigation pool and underground chamber. And we started to use the sandbag and the soil to do the trick.
Because of the virginity of the chosen place in the forests, I have experienced many unaccounted setbacks in the project. Of course, in this process I learned that the account at home did not fit the bazaar.
And in order to be ready for the next process, I invite everybody who shares the same dream, thought with me, or inspired by this alternative life model, to support me
When you realize that you are not alone and that others have similar dreams and visions like me, you can also find a new direction in your journey.
With supporting this project you can be part of the change that you want to see in the world
With your support, we will be able to buy the construction materials needed for the last part (Sand, pebbles, hand tools, aircrete & etc.)
We also need arrangements such as a work area, a toilet, a shower and a dining area for the whole construction stage.
And with Your Support, you can be part of such a life model and change.